Friday, February 15, 2013

Prayers Which Cannot Be Uttered

Winter scene at Mrs. White's property in Vermont.


When my children were very young, we watched a program on VHS called,  "Shalom Shabbat." It was adorable and starred Topol (from "Fiddler on the Roof").  He was an older gentleman who visited a school to celebrate the Sabbath with the students.  He was able to enjoy the Sabbath meal with one of the families. There are a variety of segments, which show us the different foods served in different countries and cultures.  There are also very short and precious stories using "clay type - cartoon" people.  It was a delightful program.

One segment that struck me was this little boy, sitting on the synagogue steps. There were Hebrew letters all around him and he was puzzled.  The Rabbi, on his way into the synagogue, noticed the boy and his dilemma.  He announced to the congregation that the service would be delayed. He told them about the young boy, saying that time was needed for the letters to reach heaven and form into a prayer.

Sometimes, in our own prayer life, we don't always know what to say.  At other times, we may be so overcome by the trials and pain in our lives, that a prayer is agonizing and exhausting.  What this boy and Rabbi teach us is that we don't always have to say something in our prayers.   There are times we are so weary and dumbfounded, that it is a precious blessing to just sit at the Master's feet, mute, and be comforted.  God knows what we would have said, or what we need.  . . He understands.

Mrs. White

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Dolores said...

Wow, what a powerfull post! Loved it.

Kathy said...

This is me today. No words, just crying out. Thank you for sharing.

Southern Ladye said...

How timely a post for the season in my life. Sometimes there are no words that i can say in my prayers that will explain how I feel inside but you have reminded my that He knows and sometimes I can just sit at His feet.

Jean said...

So happy you are back - you've been missed.

Anonymous said...

How well this speaks to my life at present. Thank you.


Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Mrs. White! You have been missed. This is such a timely post. Thank you for your encouraging words. Our heavenly Father certainly knows what we need, and how wonderful it is that Christ is constantly interceding on our behalf. Blessings to you!

Noelle the dreamer said...

Wonderful post Mrs. White! Thank you very much for sharing and Blessings to all,

Housewife59 said...

This is beautiful, Mrs White. It is a good reminder that we can come to Him without words - in fact, sometimes words can't express how we feel, but the Holy Spirit can say it for us.
Lesley x

Susan said...

It is such a comfort to know that I am not the only mother crying out to the Lord in intercession for her children.

Sarah Coller said...

This is so true. I find myself in this type of prayer lately as I have family who are making unwise choices. I can see their "side" as well as God's "side" and, often times, I just don't know what to say. Thank God that he knows what our hearts are wanting to communicate!

Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. White. So glad to see you back here on your Blog. I liked this post very much. God is an all-knowing God.

GC said...

Thank you for sharing this! Very timely for me